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Olympus Mons

July 6, 2013
A portion of the southeastern flank of Olympus Mons as imaged by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express on 21 January 2013 (orbit 11524), with a ground resolution of approximately 17 m per pixel. The image center is located at approximately 14°N / 229°E. North is to the right.

The image highlights the stark contrast between the hundreds of narrow, individual lava flows on the flanks of the volcano, and the smooth lava plains that surround it.

Credits: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)

[ Read the Article: ESA Releases Detailed Images Of Mars' Most Massive Volcano ]